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Trump: ‘We Have To’ Open Up San Bernardino Attacker’s Phone — Who Does Apple Think It Is?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that “we have to” open up the San Bernardino attacker’s phone, adding, “to think that Apple won’t allow us to get into her cell phone, who do they think they are?” on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.

Trump said, [relevant remarks begin around 7:40] “I agree 100 percent with the courts. We should — in that case, we should open it up. I think security overall. We have to open it up, and we have to use our heads. We have to use common sense. … But to think that Apple won’t allow us to get into her cell phone, who do they think they are? No, we have to open it up.”

When presented with Apple’s claim if there was a backdoor, it would make devices susceptible to hackers, Trump responded, “Apple — this is one case, and this is a case that certainly we should be able to get into the phone. And we should find out what happened, why it happened, and maybe there’s other people involved, and we have to do that.”

Earlier, Trump responded to President Obama saying he wouldn’t be president and being the president isn’t the same as hosting a TV show by stating that being the president also isn’t the same as being a community organizer, “which is what he was, that was about it.”

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